What can I do with PhotoBlog? An Introduction to our Editor.

by Ram Ya July. 11, 2016 43731 views

This is a demo post to highlight features of our editor. Whether you want to upload a single image or create a stunning photo story with multiple images, PhotoBlog editor comes with all the tools you need. 

Display photos in stunning full-screen format

Use image full-screen option to highlight your best images. You can drag and drop multiple images and re-arrange them to fit your story by dragging them.

The full-screen format allows you to display your best images in a way that really capture the attention of your audience.

The full-screen format allows you to display your best images in a way that really capture the attention of your audience.

They say a photo is worth a thousand words but...

With words, you can add context and tell a story. To edit words, simply select them and choose bold, italic, or add links. You can also style words as headers, lists, or quotes. You can perform all these edits via keyboard shortcuts as well.

PhotoBlog's value is in its network but they also have a great editor that let you be creative!
Did you know that on average readers read photo caption text 66% more than the article text? The reason is simple, they grab the user's attention because they are right next to your photos.

Did you know that on average readers read photo caption text 66% more than the article text? The reason is simple, they grab the user's attention because they are right next to your photos.

No more coding, installing, or talking to yourself!

With PhotoBlog, you don't need to worry about coding or installing widgets and templates. You can setup your whole blog in less than 3 minutes. The best part is we are a blogging platform with thousands of other bloggers and photographers. That means no more talking to yourself in a blog that only your mom visit.

What is your story?

Everybody has a story to tell, we are born for it. Tell us your story, what are you trying to capture, what motivates you? Share some of your technique to help someone who is aspiring to become you. So, worry less about likes votes, and focus on your own story!

Need more help?

Learn how to build an audience for your photography

A step-by-step guide to PhotoBlog Editor to create stellar stories.

A guide on how to complete your blog's settings

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Thermowood Rahavard Choob 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Photoblog is nice but has an amazing dashboard

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Ron 10 months, 1 week ago

This is one of the most confusing photo sites I've ever been on. Every time I click Post (which I assume means to post one of my images) I'm directed to a page that details Basic & Pro. That's it, no ability to post anything. Maybe it's me, but this is not simple and certainly a mishmash of "try and guess how to proceed".

10 months, 1 week ago Edited

I am a newbie; purchased my camera only recently. It has been a passion to learn photography. I need a lot to learn the basics.

1 year ago Edited
Michael Monahan 1 year, 6 months ago

When I try to post, I get an error message.  I check and I get a small message "Enter title", but, I've entered a caption, but there is no place to enter a title.

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Ғдяөөҩ Ядү 1 year, 6 months ago

Farooq

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Carol Donati 1 year, 8 months ago

Hi I am setting up my photoblog page. I dont know what "Category" or "Tags" mean. Can you help.
Also I saved my first "story" as a draft. I can't seem to find how to get back to the draft now that I am going to the program again.
Thanks for your help!

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Arundominic 1 year, 11 months ago

Life for photos

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Sylvia Madrid 1 year, 11 months ago

Sometimes tomorrow never comes and you're left with the memories of yesterdays...

SM

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Quang Ho 1 year, 11 months ago

Just tried my first post. A short sentence with a photo of 150KB, still waiting with message:

Uploading in progress.... Please leave this window open and stay on this page. This process could take a while, especially if you are uploading large photographs. To continue using the site during this upload, you can use a new window.

after 15min. Should it take this long?

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Quang Ho 1 year, 11 months ago

Hello Quang, We just released a fix to this issue. I think this is happening because the uploaded image is less than 600px wide. This is should now show you a proper error message rather than a upload freeze. Please let me know if you still get the upload freeze issue. Thanks again for providing feedback!

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Quang Ho Replied to Ram Ya 1 year, 11 months ago

Just retried with a photo 1200 x px, of 830KB. Still the same error message "Uploading in progress.... Please leave this window open and stay on this page. This process could take a while, especially if you are uploading large photographs. To continue using the site during this upload, you can use a new window."

Do the photos have to be at least 2048 pixels long/high?

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Giacoma Leoparda 2 years ago

A me non pubblica nulla! chissà dove sbaglio.

2 years ago Edited
Andrés Álvarez A 2 years, 1 month ago

Yes how do we add photos or public a post? I have try to post a few times without success, allways appear a text that say the post will be accepted manually in about 6 hours, i have 5 days waiting.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Giacoma Leoparda Replied to Andrés Álvarez A 2 years ago

mi succede la stessa cosa

2 years ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Andrés Álvarez A 2 years ago

Hello, we had a spam filter bug that was causing this issue. It is now fixed.
Thanks for the valuable feedback.

2 years ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Andrés Álvarez A 2 years ago

Hello Andres, we had a spam filter bug that was causing this issue. It is now fixed.
Thanks for the valuable feedback.

2 years ago Edited
Ksnewsong 2 years, 1 month ago

And how do we add Photos?

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Floyddave 2 years, 1 month ago

Hi, the white background is killing me (personal taste). Is there any way to change it?

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Floyddave 2 years ago

Hello Floyd,
To be honest it is hard to allow customization of this page if we want to keep a standard design for the platform. As we progress more, we will think about customizations that will not break our existing design frames.

2 years ago Edited
Baptria 2 years, 4 months ago

Is there any way to make the whole monthly archive to fit into the window?

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Baptria 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi.
The new layout is great and you have done amazing job by developing it all these years. Back in 2007 I decided to join Photoblog for two reasons: you had a calendar view and option to set the publishing date freely. This gave me the possibility to upload images when I have time to do it and at the same time keep my blog still as a diary... Most platforms allow only blog with current date. The first reason is in a way still there but I have not figured out how set a specific date for my blog post?

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Baptria 2 years, 4 months ago

@Baptria I am actively seeking a solution to this custom date feature. The reason it was delayed so far is because spammers used to hide their posts using this feature. I will implement this soon just need to think of a solution to prevent spammers using this. Do you have any suggestions or idea?

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Baptria Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

No. I can tell you which windows and glazing you should choose for your home but I´m not familiar with web page development.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 2 years, 4 months ago

thanks

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 4 months ago

@Olga, Please let me know if you have any suggestions for us.
Thanks.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Giacoma Leoparda Replied to Ram Ya 2 years ago

rendere più semplice l'interfaccia e, soprattutto, più immediata la pubblicazione di foto.

2 years ago Edited
Phil Child 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi I'm new hear and only done a few blogs Just wondering if there is a limit to the amount of space the blog can take up, On my last blog (upgrade) i put on two photo with blog about 100 words then as i wrote the word kept jumping to the first image and replacing the text on the photo,

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Phil Child 2 years, 4 months ago

@Phil There is no limit to the amount of space a blog can take (free or pro). It seems like you have hit a known bug in our editor. It seems your cursor keeps jumping to images as they are processed/finalized by the backend. We are currently working on a fix to this issue.

Can you update me the URL of the affected post?
Thanks.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Deon Hamilton 2 years, 4 months ago

Awesome images :-D

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Deon Hamilton 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Deon :)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stormfish 2 years, 4 months ago

hello ram

since this is a PHOTOblog, you might want to consider making the function to add images a little more intuitive. at the moment, it's just a normal word in the row of the editng functions, and frankly... that reminds me all too much of the old WYSIWYG editors i've seen on countless content editing tools.

i'd recommend to make this a BOLD, BIG, SPARKLING BUTTON very much outside the text tools. it should be an eye catcher and the first thing people see. it should also read "UPLOAD PIC" or something, but not image (few people nowadays speak of images anyway, it's just pics). i am guessing that many of your previous users here stumble about this editor - and the new 4 mandatory fields. for a photoblog, you've done a lot to emphasize text editing here... and almost made it a side effect" that there's actually pictures to be loaded.

cheers
michael AKA stormfish

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Stormfish 2 years, 4 months ago

Not sure how long ago today you left this comment but I swear I was just looking at this "image' link in Editor just now. We were talking about how we should probably make it a button! Will do an update soon.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Stormfish 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi Micheal,

Thanks again for this suggestion. We have switched the editor's menu options to icons now. I think this makes the options instantly recognizable. Please check it and let me know what you think.

Thanks again for the feedback.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stormfish Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

hello ram,

you changed from "image" to an icon, which is a good step. thanks for that! :-)

however, to my tired old eyes, it still looks a bit hidden (even more now maybe because I'm a "wordy" guy), because frankly, that icon isn't very BIG; SPARKLING and BOLD... ;-)

my suggestion above was more about making the "upload image" function entirely standing out of the other editing functions here - i.e. to place it differently in the GUI, for example, as a 300% BIGGER button at the beginning of the menu and/or change the color to bright red and/or make it flashing or animated so it immediately jumps into your eye this is the MAIN function of the editor page. i'm guessing this is what most users want when they post a "new story" - uploading their pictures, regardless of any text and editing.

sorry for the misunderstanding. let me know if this helps.

cheers
michael

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Stormfish 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey Michael, I think making it bigger makes sense while keeping the same color. Will do an update next week. Thanks.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Novella 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi Rom It's amazing the work you & group did so far. Now it's been at 20 minutes that I'm trying to reply some comment and nothing happens. Maybe you should have a section (unless there's one & I did not find it yet) where when there is an issue it should be known to the people. OK this is just an idea.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Novella 2 years, 4 months ago

@Novella some members have reported this comment reply button keep loading. I believe this is the same issue you have. Does it work for you when you try to comment on different pages? If you could let me know what browser you are using (Chrome, FireFox..etc) that would help me to debug this.

Thanks again for the compliments and feedback :)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi Novella, This issue is now fixed. Thanks again for your valuable input.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Matilda Mateus 2 years, 4 months ago

Love the new look, professional and easy to use - Thank you Photoblog!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Matilda Mateus 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks @Picscape, glad you like the new system.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Andrew Huang 2 years, 4 months ago

excellent website for publish your works and shares with others.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Michael Anderson 2 years, 5 months ago

I really love the clean look. It has taken me a while to get used to the new formatting but I like the flexibility and options. Some observations that are more problematic.
There is a typo on the watermark page, "Upgrade you account" instead of "Upgrade your account."
I have not yet found a way to change the order of photos. Many times the photos load in a different order than I choose when I upload a batch at once.
Also, Formatting the heading to a blog post: I tried numerous times to get my title to use two lines but until the last effort a word was invariably cut in half between the first and second line.
Why am I posting this here? when I tried the "feedback" button my Firefox browser crashed.
So, great new design, just a couple buggy things to work on but for sure you guys are on the right track. Thank you so much for you labor!!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Michael Anderson 2 years, 5 months ago

Hello Michael, I really appreciate the feedback.

1. I have fixed the spelling mistake and it will be pushed soon
2. At the moment batch uploads are not supported but this is something we plan to do in the future. Perhaps even making a collage automatically when uploading multiple photos. I will keep you posted on those developments.
3. We have fixed this word cut-off bug and it will be pushed to the production server early next week, it will fix the existing post titles as well.
4. Feedback button/forum is temporary until we develop a forum for the site. Thanks for letting me know about the crash issue there.

I am glad to hear any other feedback you may have. Thanks again.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Michael Anderson Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you! Glad to help out a friend.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mel Sambells 2 years, 5 months ago

Loving the new style! But having used the blog for 8 years (gulp!) it's been really useful in the past to search by date (I use the blog as a diary for our family and liked to post images by date taken) - EG today I've uploaded a week's load of pictures and they all say 'posted 12 July' but they represent many days from the past week. Will it be possible to amend the 'date posted?' information? Other than that, it's superb! Mel

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Mel Sambells 2 years, 5 months ago

Hi Mel,
Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you like the design.
I replied with an explanation in the feedback forum regarding the date issue, please take a look.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

I love the new look! Now, I just hope to be able to navigate properly, with my antique brain (70+years in use). I'm excited about the new challenge! Thanks for upgrading the system. Any major change in routine, is always met with lots of complaints, confusion & frustration (growing pains), so I wish you all the best!
Onward & Upward! Hi Ho!!!
Cheers!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Hey Jay, Feel free to message me or reply to this comment for any questions.
You can also email us at https://www.photoblog.com/contact/
If something is hard to use it's probably our fault and has nothing to do with you! So please feel free to complain about anything.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank You!!! I'll try not to be too big a pest....(((grin))))
I love the new energy in this kool system!
Rock On!!!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for all your efforts Ram - they're much appreciated!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Helen

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Novella 2 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic I just published my first image and I can't wait to experiment this new feature.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 2 years, 5 months ago

I like it so for and looking forward to be more on Photoblog then I have lately
Thank you for the huge job you done 👍

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

Cool. I'm liking it a lot. Hope everyone adapts quickly

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Antonio. Your cover photo looks amazing! A great use of this space :)

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marjorie Mcdonald 2 years, 5 months ago

Brilliant! Can't wait to post with the new tools...

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Marjorie Mcdonald 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks, Marjorie. Really means a lot to hear that.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
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